Michael D. Tarantino, MD

Michael D. Tarantino, MD

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Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute

9128 N. Lindbergh Drive
Peoria, Illinois 61615
ph: (309) 692-5337
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OSF Children's Hospital of Illinois

612 35th Avenue
Moline, Illinois 61265
ph: (309) 655-7171
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Areas of Expertise Blood Disorders, Clotting Disorders, Hemostasis, Immune Thrombocytopeni Purpura (ITP), Non-Malignant Hematology, Platelet Disorders, Von Willebrand Disease

Title(s) Medical Director & President - Bleeding & Clotting Disorders Institute, Professor of Pediatrics - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria

Medical Education University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Internship(s) Pediatrics - University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ; 1987-1988)

Residency Pediatrics - University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ; 1988-1990)

Fellowship(s) Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI; 1990-1993)

Board Certification(s) Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships Society for Pediatric Research, American Society of Hematology, Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society, Peoria Medical Society, National Hemophilia Foundation, World Federation of Hemophilia, The Hemophilia Alliance, American Heart Association, Fellow - American Academy of Pediatrics

Awards & Recognition Excellence in Clinical Care Award - National Hemophilia Foundation (2018), Faculty Research Excellence Award - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (2017), Walk in Our Shoes Award - Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois (2014), Alpha Omega Alpha Teaching Award - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (2014), Physician of the Year - National Hemophilia Foundation (2012), Rock Doc Award - Illinois Cancer Care (2010)

Website http://www.ilbcdi.org

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Associated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Why did you choose to specialize in pediatrics?
Since the time I was in college, I felt a calling to care for sick children.

Why do you enjoy most about being a physician at Children's Hospital of Illinois?
Being part of a solid, medical community at a premiere children's hospital.

Tell us something interesting about yourself.
I come from a large, Sicilian family that settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the early 1900's. I love homemade Italian food.

What is the most important thing you have learned from a patient or family?
From all of my patients, I have learned that our patients don't choose to be ill, but I do choose to help them become well. I try to live by that thought every day.

Tell us a little about your family life.
I am married to my wonderful wife, Julie, and we have three children, Sophia, Mary and Dominic.

Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of medicine?
I am a fitness buff. I enjoy cycling and golfing and I have an extensive collection of pens.

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